Friday, February 24, 2017

Stars, stormy seas, and a bit of clucker surgery

(First off, someone has asked me about where to find the pattern for the silly chicken in my next to last post, and since I don't have an email address for her, I figured I'd share with all y'all.  It's right here.  Enjoy!)

With the end of February fast approaching, I figured I'd better toss together a few more aqua/teal/seagreen blocks.
I made a Whatchacallit Star -


these poor stars fell off the A List last fall, and I feel like I should make it up to them.  Poor neglected things.

And some kaleidoscopes happened.  I managed not to fall completely into their clutches.  Hey, who knew I could ever be restrained about kaleidoscopes?  Certainly not me.


And one of Chantal's Pinwheels, too.


Now these next bits probably shouldn't count as RSC stuff, since they're from the Sea of Tranquility (aka Storm at Sea) which I'm making in blue/green/teal/turquoise, but they ARE February's color and make me look super-productive, so here they are!


And then there was the clucker.
I made one of Sally's chickens with this perfect turquoise feather fabric.
But the wing.

Oh, the wing.
It bothered me.
I kept telling myself that it was fine, and when the whole quilt was together it would really truly be fine.
But.
I wasn't convinced.
I let it marinate a couple of days, then when I saw it today, I decided it wasn't ever going to be fine at all.
So I dewinged the poor little clucker, and grafted on a whole new limb.


I don't know about her, but I feel much better now.

Linking with So Scrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.  Come see the last seagreen linkup!


20 comments:

Mystic Quilter said...

I agree, the grafted version looks good! And haven't you been busy with the colour of the month, love all your projects - how many more do you have hidden away?

Chantal L. said...

Happy to see the star again. It has a little rainbow in its heart. Charming! I have to congratulate you on your restraint to make only a few kaleidoscope. Admirable! I also admire your dexterity on the complex surgery of wing grafting. It looks so much happier with its copper colored wing. Awesome! And you still have a few days to find more aqua to play with. Just saying. lol ;^)

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

I like the new wing better, too and you sure have been productive, yes :)

Libby in TN said...

Lots of sea green goodness going on at your place!

Cathy said...

I hate surgery so I would have just winged it.

That Whatchamacallit Star looks completely different on point. Wondering on your final layout.

And, my, what lovely kaleidoscopes you have! But, what? No Monkey business?

Pamela Arbour said...

You sure have a lot of aqua/teal projects going. Love the chicken.

Vicki in MN said...

You do have lots of great projects going on and are super productive, go ahead and claim the Storm at Sea blocks:)

Ariane said...

Your doing great with your February block making! Your blocks are all beautiful! I agree with you about that chickens wing. The second one looks better. More contrast between the prints.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

All these are looking great, lovely to see your progress each month! I really like the kaleidoscopes, you must have quite a few now?

Deb A said...

You were so productive! Her new wing looks great.

Sally Trude said...

Wow, looks like you're back in full production mode. And I love the feather fabric for your chicken. I went to take a picture of the chicken I made today and saw that it was missing its tail...so off to surgery it went.

Sue SA said...

Great blocks, the chicken looks so cute with feathers!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That star is very cool! I like all of your other blocks, too - aqua is such a lovely color to sew with. I agree with your change of heart on the wing of your clucker. Re-doing is no fun, but worth it in the long run if you are happier with the result!

PaulaB quilts said...

That star is the perfect answer for a whole pile of those points, which I decided not to complete in a project. I can add some HSTs and a center square and voila, a use for my poor magenta pieces. Thanks so much. Your hen does,look happier with that,new wing not the green dots.

Magpie Sue said...

Excellent surgery. I almost can't believe you were able to resist the temptation of the kaleidoscopes!

MissPat said...

Since the first chicken wing looks like bacteria sub-dividing in a petri dish, I think the wing surgery probably prevented bird flu from spreading through the flock (or maybe bird flu is a virus, who knows). Your storm at sea diamonds look so perfect. I can't get mine right unless I paper piece them which is probably why I won't do another Storm at sea.

Angie said...

Great to see the Whatchacallits and Kaleidoscopes make another appearance! I'm glad Ms. Chicken survived her wing transplant - she looks lovely!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Amazing Teal projects! the chickens are adorable

Cathy said...

Yummy kaleidoscopes! And I'm sure your chicken agrees with us all that her new wing is a vast improvement.

Kate said...

Lots of gorgeous teals in your blocks. You did get a lot done. Excellent surgery on the clucker block.